"The Big Payback" as written by and Bruce Springsteen....
I bought a scooter and I rented a shack
Out in the sun, by the railroad track
I got a job and I'm a-breakin' my back
Workin' and workin' for the big payback

I keep a puttin' and a puttin' out
I keep a sweatin' like all get out
I work so long that I'm a losin' track
Waitin', waitin' on the big payback

Well, it's a wham, bam, thank you ma'am, god damn, look out Sam
It's a gone dead train rumblin' down this track
They got your neck in the noose, you're draggin' long in back
Chasin' and chasin' the big payback

Oh what my foreman does well I don't know
He just throws me a shovel and yells go, Bobby, go
Oh well a all day long he's just a diddy wack wack
While I'm sweatin' and sweatin' the big payback

Well, it's a wham, bam, thank you ma'am, god damn, look out Sam
It's a gone dead train rumblin' down this track
They got your neck in the noose, you're hands are tied up in back
Workin' and workin' for the big payback

I quit that job, and Mister I ain't goin' back
Got me a knife and she's a long and black
I'll tell you how I make my piece at night Mac
Down in the alley of the big payback

I go a wham, bam, thank you ma'am, god damn, c'mon man
You're a gone dead train rumblin' down this track
I got your neck in the noose and I don't give a damn, Jack
I'm on that long lost highway of the big payback
I'm on that long lost highway of the big payback
I'm on that long lost highway of the big payback


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"The Big Payback" as written by Bruce Springsteen

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    General CommentB-side of the ‘Atlantic City’ single - nice little tune, was also on the Bootleg ‘Another Side of Bruce Springsteen’.

    Not unlike ‘Straight Time’ (off of Ghost of Tom Joad) insofar as subject matter...it’s aboutwhat is going on inside of a working man, and he thinks about “breaking bad”.
    force263on September 07, 2018   Link

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